Why should the birthright of equality for tens of millions of GLBT American citizens first depend upon getting a majority of people to stop hating them? There would be a tidal wave of blood flowing in the streets and entire cities set ablaze if any other minority' s rights were put up so callously for majority approval by a lynch mob disguised as a so-called "public referendum".
The concept of a Bill of Rights and a Federal Constitution which originally guaranteed inalienable equality and unimpeachable rights is truly dead in America. Human equality and civil rights in the United States now mainly depends upon how popular you are with your local neighbors who have been, for the most part, brain-washed by the various perversions of the Christian religion into hating you -- that is, if you just happen to belong to the GLBT community.
As I stated before, the most primal, gut-level reaction to that kind of invidious injustice would be to understandably strike out with fury and outrage against your oppressors. Yet, like millions of other civilized people before us -- witness the millions of Jews who walked meekly into the concentration camps, and to their deaths, in Nazi Germany-- we too are victims of our own civility.
Ironically, the gentleness and the Christ-like benevolence of the GLBT community is our greatest virtue -- but, sadly, it can also be our greatest weakness too.
(c) Bud Evans, 2009
[By the way, the photo attached is an early wooden crucifix of Christ carved by another famous homosexual by the name of Michelangelo. I suspect that there are far more homosexuals in heaven than homophobic bigots. Just remember JC's own words: "That which you do unto the least among you, you do unto me." ]